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What does it mean to promote “transitions to democracy” in the Middle East? How have North American, European, and multilateral projects advanced human rights, authoritarian retrenchment, or Western domination? This book examines transnational programs in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Yemen, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria, the exceptional cases of Palestine and Iraq, and the Arab region at large during two tumultuous decades. To understand the controversial and contradictory effects of political aid, Sheila Carapico analyzes discursive and professional practices in four key subfields: the rule of law, electoral design and monitoring, women's political empowerment, and civil society. From the institutional arrangements for extraordinary undertakings such as Saddam Hussein's trial or Palestinian elections to routine templates for national women's machineries or NGO networks, her research explores the paradoxes and jurisdictional disputes confronted by Arab activists for justice, representation, and “non-governmental” agency.

ISBN

9780521136914

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

Cambridge

Keywords

Middle East promotion to democracy, political aid, human rights defenders, democratization

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Department

Political Science

Disciplines

International and Area Studies | Political Science

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Political Aid and Arab Activism: Democracy Promotion, Justice and Representation

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